Driving licence fees set to fall
Driving licence fees are set to fall by up to 32% under plans announced earlier this week.
The proposals are contained in a public consultation on driver licensing fees. The consultation sets out a proposed reduction in driving licence fees of 32% for digital transactions and 15% for paper applications.
Drivers who apply online for their first driving licence would see the fee drop from £50 to £34. Drivers who renew their licence after 10 years would see the fee drop from £20 to £14. All driver tachograph cards would fall from £38 to £32.
Claire Perry, transport minister, said: “The cost of driving can be significant, especially for new drivers. We are planning to save drivers £18m a year by cutting licence fees, thanks to the DVLA making significant savings to their running costs.”
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